Labor Leaders Tour Battleground States to Blast NAFTA Replacement

Jake Neher/WDET

The head of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions, will travel to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Metro Detroit to air concerns over the proposed USMCA trade deal.

President Trump removed his recent threat of tariffs on Mexican products and urged Congress to approve the new trade pact. But some Democrats and union officials counter that they want stronger enforcement mechanisms in the new agreement. That’s despite the Mexican Senate recently approving measures they say will strengthen labor protections.

The head of the Michigan AFL-CIO, Ron Bieber, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter unions worry about a trade deal that could have lasting ramifications for decades.

Click on the audio link above to hear the full interview

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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